TEACHING STUDENTS ABOUT FAKE NEWS

As the increase of information obtained from the Internet continues to jet skyward like The Rocketeer, it will become more and more crucial that people of all ages become proficient in discerning valid resources. 

I'm talking responsible digital citizenship, people.

With the amount of news that is skewed or labeled "fake" to serve the agendas of specific people/groups, as educators we must inform our students on how to be responsible consumers of information. 

People can contrive whatever they want on the Internet and publish it in seconds to potential audiences of millions.

Let's help our students/children decipher and discern credible information for themselves, and not blindly follow their newsfeed headlines. 

My thoughts/opinion/non-fact: 

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Okay, so it feels strange to talk about myself, but my name and picture are all over the site so I don't think it could get much worse. 

If not, it will now...

I was recently approached and given the opportunity to chat with a super chill dude named Sam Pierce from the Arkansas-Democrat Gazette (Arkansas' main newspaper). We chatted about some education stuff and blah blah he's a legit writer not an ex-math teacher so read him write about it here instead of me rambling like I'm doing right now

One of my quotes that I totally made up and didn't steal (I don't think) // 

I was also contact by the exceptional Marva Hinton over at Education Week. She and I discussed different aspects of education and video and education video and video education!!! 

Thanks for listening to your brain read me talking about people who are talking about me. 

More than that, thanks for your time. 

When Teachers See Students Outside of School

Christmas break is over. 

Now it's time to get down to business like a tie on the floor. 

When you were a student, did you ever see your teachers out in public? 

Yeah...it's stinkin weird. 

They're all wearing shorts and t-shirts and getting bread and looking like normal humans. 

Just, not right. 

Here is every teacher's response when they see students. 

How to Ace your Finals/Semester Tests

Tests are not fun. 

Well, tests aren't that bad. 

It's getting the results that hurts. 

Try some of the tips from this playlist and increase your chances tremendously. 

Like, Dragonball Z power level over 9000 type stuff. 

Good luck on finals, my friends. 

Click next to check out more tips in the same playlist. 

Why People Have Different Favorite Movies

This is a subjective opinion. 

But why? 

Why is my favorite movie Hot Rod but yours may be Inception?

Because we are people. 

And people experience more than just the 2 hours of a movie. 

It's tied to other things and times and people and emotions. 

But also...

Hot Rod IS the best movie ever. 

That is a fact. 

This is part of a longer conversation, where Chris and I talk about our favorite movies of all-time